A POP-UP library to replaced a closed down facility already has 100 members signed up and ready to borrow books.
The Barham Volunteer Library was launched at the end of April in response to Brent Council’s closure of the Barham branch along with five others across the borough.
The pop-up service will run for three hours every Saturday at the former nursery building at Barham Primary School, Danethorpe Road.
Francis Henry, one of the volunteers, said: “One hundred members have joined in just two weeks and more are expected to join as news spreads about the fantastic books on offer, competitions and fun activities made available by local people for local people.
“We have been packed out on both Saturdays and the support for our volunteer library from local people in Sudbury and Wembley has exceeded our expectations. We proved beyond doubt the importance and benefits of a local library especially to the children and young people in our area.”
One of the locals helping to keep the service running smoothly is seven-year-old Gabriella Henry, Mr Henry’s daughter, who has shown that anyone can get on board and lend a hand.
Gabriella has been popular with visitors by displaying her collection of semi precious stones, reading stories to younger children, and taking part in a quiz about William Shakespeare.
The Friends of Barham Library is open between 11am and 2pm every Saturday.
The school entrance is a short walk from Wembley Hospital in Chaplin Road, served by bus H17.
It will operate at the school until the end of July.
Mr Henry added: “Organisers hope that the council will allow them to return to the original library venue in Barham Park, which would have celebrated its diamond jubilee at the same time as Queen Elizabeth II.”